The skinny on Kate

Moss says she's pregnant; Minnelli describes "horrific" robbery attempt; Britney starts fire while -- oops! -- shopping with friends!

By Amy Reiter

Published March 25, 2002 8:37PM (EST)

She may look like she never eats, but Kate Moss is, in fact, eating for two now.

That's right: The stick-figure model is ripe with child.

In an interview with the London Mirror, Moss confirmed that she and her boyfriend of more than a year, magazine editor Jefferson Hack, are looking forward to becoming parents in October.

"I couldn't be more delighted," the superskinny supermodel told the tabloid.

Moss apparently declined to comment on rumors that she and Hack are planning to wed -- or on whispers that she has significantly toned down her hard-partying lifestyle.

Anyone in the market for a maternity-underwear model?

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The sanest woman in Hollywood

"I don't think there is anything good about fame. 'Tables in restaurants.' People say that but, then again, why don't you just call the day before? Or go eat somewhere else?"

-- Jodie Foster on the invariably losing nature of the fame game, in the Toronto Sun.

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Lucky Liza?

Some honeymoon.

Not only have Liza Minnelli and David Gest spent the first days of their marriage tirelessly working the interview circuit in London to maximize their wedding press bounce, they were almost robbed to boot.

Word out of Britain is that, as the couple was being driven away from one of their many TV appearances in a chauffeured car, some pesky youths reached in through a window while the car was stopped at a light and tried to grab the $15,000 diamond crucifix Minnelli was wearing.

Luckily, the couple's driver figured out what was going on and managed to make a speedy getaway, leaving the kids empty-handed -- and Minnelli a bit shaken up.

"It was incredible. It was so terrifying," Minnelli told the London Evening Standard. "There were these three kids who just picked on us at the lights. They obviously saw what I was wearing and tried to grab it ... It was really horrific, very frightening."

Gest, however, was far less freaked by the attempted manhandling of his wife's property. "We're New Yorkers," he told reporters, "so nothing scares us."

Let's just see how the rest of the honeymoon goes.

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Found art

"I am equally the artist as much as I am a work of art."

-- Marilyn Manson on himself (what else?), on

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Burnin' down the house

Oops! ain't the half of it.

Is Britney Spears showing the strain of her new alleged singlehood or does she just have a few things to learn about fire?

According to Spears' mother, Lynne, the pop princess almost burned down the New York apartment she was staying in the other day after she lit a candle in front of an air vent and then split the scene.

During Britney's four-day stay in the Big Apple, she and her friends "shopped every day!" Britney's mom writes on her daughter's official Web site.

They went "out on the town a few times too," she says, adding that "one of those nights, they all came in to a real mess! Brit had left a candle burning in front of an air vent. The wall caught on fire, and the fire department had to come to put it out."

That's certainly one way to meet one of New York's Bravest ... but it's not the first time Spears has had bad luck with a flame.

"This is the second time this has happened," writes Lynne. "Brit left a candle burning in her bathroom in our Louisiana home" and "caught her bathroom on fire."

Well, we can only assume she had her reasons for lighting a match in there.

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